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Tolby Campground

Cimarron Canyon State Park

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US-64 Eagle Nest, NM 87718 575-377-6271 Reservations: 877-664-7787 Official Website

GPS: 36.5377, -105.2233

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Overview of Tolby Campground

Number of Sites 21

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Elevation 8,038 ft / 2,449 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 3G
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Last reported 10/3/2018
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Darth Vader
21' Roadtrek Zion
2 reviews
“Safe camp site near Eagle Nest.”

Reviewed 6/14/2019

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 14
Overall Rating

This is a small campsite in Cimarron Canyon very near Eagles Nest. Some sites are reserved a few sites are walk up. The campsites run along the edge of a creek. Campsites are close to each other but do have some shade in spots. The camp host made this a much better stay than it would have been otherwise.

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Darth Vader would stay here again

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ID 23' Fleetwood Mallard 23D 1993 Ford F250
36 reviews
“Gorgeous; camp spots are tight to get into”

Reviewed 10/3/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Overall Rating

Eagle’s Nest and Cimarron are quite close to each other, and honestly, having driven past Eagle’s Nest on the way, it’s not even a contest. Eagle was just a big puddle of water with no shade or trees or beauty around it. Since they’re equal in all other respects (internet access, lack of hookups, etc) I see no reason to choose Eagle. JMHO.

We are staying in Tolby which is the first campground inside of Cimarron. We heard from a local that they stock the stream going through here, and that you can have some massive good luck with it. My husband is out trying his hand at it right now. 😀

There are no electrical hookups here; there are water spigots throughout where you can fill a water container and take it back to your RV but there’s no place to directly hook into the system.

With our booster, we have 4G-LTE with full bars through AT&T, and it’s really fast. With Verizon, we have extended 3G and it’s pretty slow. I wouldn’t want to be reliant on our Verizon connection alone up here. With or without the booster, Sprint doesn’t do a dang thing. 😛 No connection at all.

There are flush bathrooms here (no showers, at least in Tolby) that close mid-October but they have vault toilets right here, so there’s still some place to go. There are dumpsters here to dump your trash, so that’s nice.

Since we have the NM Park State Pass, this campground is free for us since there are no hookups. With water spigots throughout, flush toilets, dumpsters, fire rings, nice picnic tables, and a stream running right through it stocked with fish, you really can’t go wrong. The reason for a four star instead of a five star rating is because the sites aren’t easy to back into and there are no pull through sites. Absolutely no big rigs would fit in here; we’re a tight fit with a 25’ travel trailer.

Otherwise, come enjoy!

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Verizon 3G

WanderWithTheWorkmans would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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